Morning All, and Welcome to the board Hannah!
OMG, there is a God, her name is "jgnat", I've been looking for that scripture for ever (Mark 9:38-40)
Was trying to show there were others teaching the "Way" to salvation, and were seperate from Jesus, Thanks!
One thing that scripture doesn't say (Matt 24:14) is that the good news is to be preached to every person, no it says every nation, whole earth, whole world.
The question is what was the good news? It's not what the churches or JW's teach.
Jesus taught something called the "Way" which was a way of living, a "Way" of life.
What you need to determine is, what was that 'Way" ?
My suggestion is to look at the "Nag Hammadi" text which reveals quite abit of information about Jesus and what he taught.
Look up information on the "Nazarene Essenes" that's what Jesus was. ( Acts 24:5 "We have found this man to be a troublemaker, stirring up riots among the Jews all over the world. He is a ringleader of the Nazarene sect)
I would start my search there.
As far as reporting hours, that's just a way the WTS controls the rank & file, you don't put enough hours you are made to feel guilty It's always do more, do more
6 He replied, "Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written:
" 'These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.
They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men.'
8 You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to the traditions of men."
Do the research!